Schickalay's Brings Reggae to The Bay

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Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 7:45 AM
Schickalay's Brings Reggae to The Bay by Ryan Smith

When it comes to good, rich party foods and good, hearty party drink, most of us have figured out if we hit either too hard, the cure can become the poison – that we’re gonna get hit back, and not in a good way.

But, just like reggae master Bob Marley put it in “Trenchtown Rock,” there’s one good thing about music: When it hits you, you feel no pain.

True, Bob. And, when it comes to good, true music, there’s no such thing as too much – or, if there is, that can be just enough.

There’ll be plenty of reggae music to go around – enough for everyone to get hit to their fill, all day long – on Sunday, July 20, when Schickalay’s on the Bay presents Erie Reggae Fest (featuring performances by Outlaws I & I, The Ark Band, Preach Freedom + Connect, and Chaka) as the next major installment of its mini-festival summer music series.

Kicking things off in early June with a show featuring regional Sublime-cover masters Badfish and Erie favorites Falling Hollywood, Schickalay’s has begun bringing a music festival atmosphere to Erie’s bay area by staging big-scale events on the big, green field space behind the restaurant.

Along with those events, the beach-party-vibe restaurant also regularly features other live music, with various performers lined up all throughout the summer season. They just opened a new outdoor hookah lounge there, too.

“Great music, a great vibe, cold beer – who could say ‘no’ to that?,” owner Eddie Bayeh said when he talked to the Reader earlier this summer. Good question, man. – Ryan Smith

Noon to 8 p.m., Sunday, July 20  // 2860 W. Sixth St. // facebook.com/SchickalaysOnTheBay

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